The Mistake I Made

The Mistake I Made

Book - 2015
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A new fast-paced, psychological thriller from the author of Just What Kind of Mother Are You? and Keep Your Friends Close .

     We all think we know who we are.
     What we're capable of.
     Roz is a single mother, a physiotherapist, a sister, a friend. She's also desperate.
     Her business has gone under, she's crippled by debt and she's just had to explain to her son why someone's taken all their furniture away.
     But now a stranger has made her an offer. For one night with her, he'll pay enough to bring her back from the edge.
     Roz has a choice to make.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2015.
ISBN: 9780385685948
Characteristics: 349 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jun 09, 2017

This book about Roz Toovey and her choices is very different from the run of the mill books about single mothers living in strained circumstances. Roz makes some choices that we could well call immoral and illegal; yet, our sympathies lie totally with her and we keep reading to see if things turn out right for her.
An interesting book with some unique decisions; makes for very interesting reading.

Apr 04, 2017

“Desperate times call for desperate measures.”

Roz is a single mother who has contributed to and inherited a huge amount of debt. Basically, she and her ex-husband were terrifically lousy with money management. Since the split, events have been spiraling out of control on her, and she feels backed into a corner. As a result, she accepts an offer to have an affair with a married man, and be paid for her “services.” It is made clear she is “usually not that kind of girl.”
Things don’t get better from there…

This book was less thriller, more slow moving exploration of the results that come from making extremely bad choices.
I was enjoying the book until about ¾ when it started to wrap up very quickly.
Not my favorite Paula Daly book, but it won’t stop me from reading more by her.

3 Stars

Jan 13, 2016

I love Paula Daly, she is my new best author. Her third book is by far her best. Love her storyline and especially the physiotherapy terms and treatments. A must must read....hope she is working on her next novel.

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